Medical Staff

Bruce Swarny, MD

Medical Director

Dr. Bruce Swarny has been the Medical Director at McCone County Health Center since July of 1999.  He earned his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.  Dr. Swarny previously practiced for 20 years as a family...

Arvin Ward, DMS, PA-C

Director of Hospital Operations, Physician Assistant

Arvin Ward DMS, PA-C is the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of two Urgent Cares on the east coast. Working closely with his wife Martha Ward the Regional Director/Consultant, they have worked together to build these practices from day one in...

Fred Kelly II, FNP

Nurse Practitioner

Fred is married to his wife Cha and together they have 4 children Ayla (22), Hunter (21), Carter (14), and Penelope (10). Fred is originally from a small township in Michigan where he grew up until his 9th grade year. His...

Patti Wittkopp, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Patti Wittkopp, PA - C has served McCone County and its community for 47 years.  She came to McCone as a graduate nurse in 1977 and has been practicing as a Physician Assistant for the past 34 years.  She states,...

Penny Denning, PA – C

Physician Assistant

Penny graduated from Northern Montana College as an RN.  She began nursing in Great Falls and Columbus, ICU. Then General Nursing with ER Behavioral Intensive Care Unit (BICU) and worked in Baker and Glendive then moved to a nurse manager...

Jerry D. Day, PA-C

Physician Assistant